Stolen pickup report leads to hit and run arrest

2013-04-11T19:00:00Z 2013-04-11T19:50:13Z Stolen pickup report leads to hit and run arrestJournal staff Rapid City Journal
April 11, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

Rapid City police said they solved a hit-and-run accident that left one car flipped on its side and another damaged when the owner of the offending vehicle called to report his pickup stolen Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses saw a black Ford pickup crash into and flip an unoccupied Chevy Malibu about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The pickup also struck a Dodge Ram and a shipping container before driving off from the area near Ivy Avenue and East Tallent Street.

The pickup stopped at 1010 E. St. Patrick St. The driver ran off, but a passenger, Cherilyn Henderson, 21, of Rapid City remained in the vehicle. Henderson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Later in the afternoon, Robert Gallego, 34, of Rapid City called police to report his pickup stolen. Witnesses identified Gallego as the man behind the wheel when the pickup crashed into the other vehicles.

Gallego was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, obstructing police and three counts of failing to report an accident.

Gallego and Henderson were being held Thursday without bond in Pennington County Jail.

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  1. Ringneck
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    Ringneck - April 12, 2013 10:34 am
    The guy sure isn't taking smart pills!
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